TM E 30-480 Handbook On Japanese Military Forces 1944-10-01.
CHAPTER I. RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING.
Section I, General 1
II. Conscription system 2
III. Procurement of officers 4
IV. Training 5
V, Promotion, pay and awards 7
VI. Morale, discipline, and efficiency ... 8
CHAPTER II JAPANESE MILITARY SYSTEM.
Section I, The Japanese High Command. ... 10
II, Territorial organizations, including depot divisions 14
III, Field replacement system 15
CHAPTER III. FIELD ORGANIZATION.
Section I. Major organizations 16
II. Arms (nondivisional) 44
III. Services (nondivisional) 49
IV, Military Intelligence 52
V. Reorganization 52
CHAPTER IV. JAPANESE AIR SERVICE.
Section I. General 53
II. Organization of the Japanese Army Air Service 53
III. Strategic doctrine 55
IV. Japanese air tactics 56
V. Equipment 58
CHAPTER V. SPECIAL FORCES.
Section I. Naval land forces 76
II. Task forces and special defense units. 80
CHAPTER VI. JAPANESE MILITARY POLICE
CHAPTER VII. TACTICS OF THE JAPANESE ARMY.
PART 1. General tactical doctrine 85
Section I. General 85
II. Offensive 85
III. Defensive 99
IV. Retrograde movements 103
V. Employment of tanks and mechanized units 106
PART II. Application of tactics 108
Section VI. Antiaircraft 108
CHAPTER VII. TACTICS OF THE JAPANESE ARMY— Continued. Page
Section VII. Antitank defense 114
VIII. Jungle warfare 120
IX. Small island defense 127
X. Coastal defense 139
XI. Japanese joint operations 166
XII. Japanese parachute troops 170
CHAPTER VIII. SUPPLY, MOVEMENTS, AND EVACUATION.
Section I. Supply 171
II. Movements 179
III. Evacuation 184
CHAPTER IX. WEAPONS.
Section I. Introduction 187
II. Infantry weapons 187
III. Artillery 220
IV. Tanks and armored cars 238
V. Chemical warfare 256
CHAPTER X. EQUIPMENT
Section I. Introduction 271
II. Infantry equipment 271
III. Artillery equipment 279
IV. Signal equipment 303
V. Engineer equipment 322
VI. Cavalry and reconnaissance 334
VII. Automotive and land transport equipment 334
VIII. Tentage 345
IX. Medical equipment 345
CHAPTER XL UNIFORMS, PERSONAL EQUIPMENT, AND INSIGNIA 348
CHAPTER XII. CONVENTIONAL SIGNS AND ABBREVIATIONS.
Section I. Introduction 354
II. Geographic signs 355
III. Military signs 358
IV. Military abbreviations 384
CHAPTER XIII. MILITARY TERMS AND
APPENDIX— SUPPLEMENTAL DATA 400
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While not the last handbook on Japanese military forces, this is still a treasure trove of hard information on the Japanese military forces. Much of the data on weaponry comes from the testing of captured equipment, while the sections on Japanese defensive installations are absolutely first rate.